Bill Clinton will speak at Depauw University, Give Ubben Lecture
On Friday, doors to the DePauw University Lilly Center in Greencastle, Indiana will open to students at 1 p.m. and the alumni, faculty, staff and the general public at 1:30 p.m. for the Ubben Lecture by President Bill Clinton. founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd president of the United States of America, he will give the keynote speech titled "Embracing Our Common Humanity."
Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis and advanced tickets will not be distributed. Attendees should be prepared for security checks. Bags, backpacks, purses cameras, cell phones, signs and key chains with mace or pepper spray attachments will not be permitted.
"We hope to configure the venue to provide as many as 5,000 seats, so there should be plenty of room, but I encourage people to get to the venue early to ensure they're able to be part of this historic day," Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and coordinator of the Ubben Lecture Series, said.
Previous guests of the Ubben Lecture Series have included Tony Blair, Elie Weisel, Gen. Colin Powell, Jessie Jackson, and six Nobel Peace Prize winners. Former President Bill Clinton will be the first president of the United States to present the Ubben Lecture, which began in 1986 through an endowment established by 1958 Depauw Graduates Timothy and Sharon (Williams) Ubben.
Vernon Jordan, a longtime friend and adviser to President Clinton as well as a 1957 graduate of DePauw, will introduce the former president.